Pitt men’s soccer team moved up to number two in the updated United Soccer Coaches Poll Tuesday afternoon.
Since the inaugural United Soccer Coaches Poll released in 1996, the number two ranking is the highest ranking in program history.
Pitt defeated No. 5 Notre Dame, 3-1, on the road Saturday, Sept. 26 to begin the season 1-0.
It was the second time in as many years the Panthers defeated a top-five team on the road. Pitt defeated No. 1 Virginia in Charlottesville, 2-0, on Oct. 18, 2019.
Week Two United Soccer Coaches Poll
Rank School Prev W-L-T
1 Wake Forest University 1 1-0-0
2 University Of Pittsburgh 4 1-0-0
3 Clemson University 2 0-0-0
4 University Of Kentucky NR 2-1-0
5 University Of Virginia 3 0-0-0
Three Panthers Named to TopDrawerSoccer Team of the Week
Campuzano, Dexter & Jacquesson Receive Recognition
In addition, men’s soccer graduate student Nico Campuzano, senior Alexander Dexter and freshman Bertin Jacquesson were named to the TopDrawerSoccer Team of the Week Tuesday afternoon.
The team of the week consisted of performances between the days of Sept. 21-27.
Campuzano recorded a win inside the goal in his first start as a Panther, tallying one save in Pitt’s 3-1 victory over No. 5 Notre Dame on Sept. 26. Campuzano and the defense held Notre Dame to five shots and two shots on goal.
Forwards Dexter and Jacquesson each recorded one goal and earned an assist against the Irish. Jacquesson found Dexter in the 11th minute for the first goal of the 2020 campaign to put Pitt up 1-0. Dexter returned the favor to Jacquesson in the 72nd minute, as the senior found the Frenchman inside the 18-yard box for a score, solidifying the Panthers’ victory.
Pitt next faces Syracuse on the road Tuesday, Oct. 6 to open up ACC play. Kick-off is slated for 7 PM on the ACC Network.